New York, NY — Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (“the Company”) announced on March 2, 2020 that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased the rights to a 2-turbine 5MW wind Project, (“Holiday Hill”), from Cornerstone Renewables, LLC (“Cornerstone Renewables”). Located in Russell, Massachusetts, Holiday Hill is contracted to sell electricity through 25-year off take agreements […]
WILLISTON, VT— Dairy Air Wind, the last remaining wind energy project being developed in Vermont, today announced the ending of all development activities surrounding the project. Project partner David Blittersdorf cited a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy as the leading cause for this step. Dairy Air Wind was intended to be […]
And two Harvard researchers did not suggest it does.
Open house at Georgia Mountain, Vermont
Two Harvard researchers published a paper on wind power that drew a rapid reactions from the press. A widely expressed interpretation of the paper in media articles was that they had shown that wind turbines […]
Block Island Wind Farm. Photo: Ionna22, Wikimedia Commons
By George Harvey
On May 23, announcements relating to offshore wind power came from three different states in the Northeast. Currently, the United States has a total of 30 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity at one site, the Block Island Wind Farm. […]
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Brief News Update
1st Quarter 2018:
RENEWABLES REACH 19.2% OF U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATION
AS NON-HYDRO RENEWABLES INCREASE BY 13.4%
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Presenter: Dr. Christoph Buchhagen, TenneT Offshore GmbH Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm (Light Refreshments Start at 1:00pm) Location: CBIS Auditorium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Offshore wind energy development in Germany started in 2007 and construction of the first offshore wind farm was completed in 2009. Following the Japanese nuclear accident […]
Coalition of Business, Labor, Environment & Community Leaders Applaud Governor Cuomo’s Bold Vision to Make NY National Offshore Wind Leader
New York State commits to enough offshore wind power for 400,000 homes over the next two years and invests $15 million in workforce development and infrastructure.
ALBANY, NY – A large, diverse coalition […]
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC announced today that on December 21, 2017, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased Georgia Mountain Community Wind LLC (“GMCW”) located in Chittenden and Franklin Counties, Vermont for approximately $25,100,000. GMCW was the first commercial-scale wind project in these counties. This four-turbine, 10 MW project, which was originally developed […]
Industry Has Potential to Power Almost Four Million Homes and Provide Thousands of U.S. Jobs
Today, the States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports that set out the context for offshore wind development in the Northeast and reveal its potential economic development benefits. The Northeast has the potential for offshore […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released its annual Wind Technologies Market Report confirming numerous significant trends reported separately over the last year. Most significant of these trends is the dramatic downward trajectory of the price of wind power, making it the cheapest source of new electrical power.